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2013-02-20 23:04:28

Effective Environmental Services and Clifford Woods offer the benefits of the relaunch of odor control product to knock down odors and reduce environmental impact in a non-polluting way.

Stereo Sniffing Helps Common Moles Detect Their Food
2013-02-06 15:05:32

Almost all mammals, including us humans, can see and hear in stereo. But which other of our senses might utilize a 3D approach for more effective operation? It turns out that other sense might just be the sense of smell.

Insects Spend A Lot Of Time Grooming
2013-02-05 04:30:20

A new study shows like self-absorbed teenagers, insects spend a lot of time grooming. This grooming, specifically antennal cleaning, is a common function of insects that removes both environmental pollutants and chemicals produced by the insects themselves.

Quantum Smell May Exist
2013-01-28 19:48:08

The majority of the scientific community has embraced the idea of different smells being based on the olfactory receptors’ ability to detect various shapes of odor molecules.

Understanding The Nose
2012-12-19 18:59:17

More than 100 years ago, scientists discovered a mechanism that provides feedback from our nose to our brain.

To Prepare Defenses Against Pesky Insect Plant Will Sniff Out Danger
2012-12-17 17:44:21

A plant may start to prime its defenses as soon as it gets a whiff of a male fly searching for a mate, according to Penn State entomologists.

2012-12-11 05:01:04

Non-toxic air freshening sprays from Smells BeGone are a great gift option this holiday season. (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 Air

Hawk Moths Learn To Use Brain To Find Alternative Food Sources
2012-12-07 13:38:08

When their favorite food isn’t readily available, hawk moths are able to switch to a different olfactory ‘channel’ in their brain, enabling them to learn how to find alternative nectar sources.


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Nose
2013-03-05 14:47:26

The nose is the organ that extends outward in the middle of the face between the eyes and mouth. Formation and Orientation The shape and look of the nose is dependent on the ethmoid bone and the nasal septum which is the cartilage that separates the two nostrils. The evolutionary hypotheses of nose development in humans propose that noses are alterations of the angles of the skull because of bipedalism. Because of the change in diet that has come with modern time and the change of...

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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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